Multi-platinum musician Jack Johnson announces new album, In Between Dub, featuring a remix collection of some of Johnson’s most beloved recordings from his over two decade long career, but with a dub twist. In Between Dub will be available on all streaming platforms and select retailers on June 2, 2023 through Brushfire/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Lead track, “Traffic In The Sky”, one of two new Lee “Scratch” Perry dub remixes, is out today on all streaming platforms.
In Between Dub, a three-year creation, began after Jack reached out to famed reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry in early 2020 to produce a dub remix album. After a year-long pandemic pause, Lee “Scratch” Perry began working on several tracks, crafting original music and mixes from his studio in Jamaica. Lee “Scratch” Perry sent the sketches over to Jack in Hawaii and together they connected to collaborate on a direction.
“Growing up in Hawai’i with reggae music always on the radio, Lee “Scratch” Perry was a living Legend. When I found out he was up for remixing a few of my songs I was blown away. The remixes evolved and he ended up adding his voice to my songs. It was like he had done a magic trick to the music. I will be forever grateful for the time, love, and energy that Lee “Scratch” Perry put into this project.”
On August 29, 2021, the project was suddenly brought to another halt as Lee “Scratch” Perry departed this physical world. In 2022 Jack and Subatomic Sound System, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s band of the last decade, connected directly and discovered they had all the pieces to bring Lee “Scratch” Perry’s creation to completion.
In Between Dub features two new Lee “Scratch” Perry dubs, plus a Subatomic Sound System dub with vocals from Lee “Scratch” Perry, along with dub remixes by Scientist, Dennis Bovell, Nightmares On Wax, Mad Professor, Yaadcore and Monk.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s creativity has resulted in some of the most startling and original sounds ever to emerge from Jamaica, and the uniqueness of his vision has found resonance in music forms around the world. He was involved in every style on the island from the pre-ska era to the “golden age” of reggae at the end of the 70s, until a personal metamorphosis saw him shifting focus from a record producer to a recording and performing artist engaging with the spoken word, collaborating with a range of practitioners, and developing a practice as a painter, sculptor and performance artist. Later projects continued to be marked by the individualism that always set his material apart, and his trajectory was motivated by a burning desire to create unique and inspiring music and art in a ceaseless effort to venerate the Almighty, a savior Perry perpetually sought to serve through his art. Bob Marley, Max Romeo, The Clash, Beastie Boys are a few of the noteworthy to benefit from his magic. ~David Katz
Multi-platinum GRAMMY-nominated musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson has released eight studio albums and two live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. Proceeds from these albums and tour profits, along with Johnson’s personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $37 million donated to charity since 2001.
IN BETWEEN DUB TRACK LISTING:
“Traffic In The Sky” (Lee “Scratch” Perry)
“Wasting Time” (Subatomic Sound System)
“No Other Way” (Dennis Bovell)
“Times Like These” (Lee “Scratch” Perry)
“Calm Down” (Dennis Bovell)
“Better Together” (Nightmares On Wax)
“One Step Ahead” (Scientist)
“Breakdown” (Nightmares On Wax)
“Turn Your Love” (Mad Professor)
“You Can’t Control It” (Yaadcore)
“It’s All Underground” (Monk)